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Hollis Clyde Kiger
July 26, 1937 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Hollis Clyde Kiger passed away Sunday, August 13, at his home in Keno, Oregon. He was born July 26, 1937, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Kenneth and Ruby Kiger. A memorial service will take place Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at the Keno Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Hollis was preceded in death by his mother, father and one sister. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, four children, fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He attended Henley Schools for his entire twelve years and graduated in 1956. He grew up on a farm near the base of Stukel Mountain, with cows, potatoes, and three sisters. Being the oldest kept him busy around the house and farm but he did have time to hunt on the mountain and fish on Lost River.
Hollis wanted to see the world, so he joined the Navy in 1957. He started his training in Southern California and then was assigned to a ship in San Diego. That was farthest he got. But he did join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and met Lois Lowry at a church dance. They were married in the Los Angeles temple in 1959. They got out of the Navy and moved back to Klamath Falls with a new young son. They had three more kids before they stopped producing but had fun trying to keep up with them and all their activities.
In the church he held many callings. He was a councilor in the stake Young Men’s presidency when he was assigned to find a place for the Keno Branch to meet. He then was a councilor to three different presidents and executive secretary to more.
Hollis was a cub and scout master for many years, to include working with the scout district in training and teaching the training. He took and taught many First Aid and CPR courses too. Monthly campouts were held over the years-- Rain, Shine, or Snow! He led three fifty-mile trips, one of which was on the water, in canoes.
In Klamath he started his training to be an electrician, and finally got on full-time at Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mill. He worked there for 33 years before he retired in 1999.
When Hollis was still in high school he got his Amateur Radio License, enabling him to talk all over the world. He got many awards for the number of countries he talked with over the 70 years that he held his license. He worked in the church as the Emergency Communication Coordinator in the stake and region. He also helped start many nets that check in Ham Radio operators around the Northwest and train the operators in case of an emergency. These are still active today.
Hollis loved his family and the Church and would do anything to help anyone that was in need, if it was in his power.